Film producers love using books as the inspiration for their latest blockbuster, but having your book made into a movie is task heavy and requires a fair bit of perseverance, grit and luck. While we’ve all heard the success stories of authors such as J.K. Rowling, Suzanne Collins, and Stephen King, to get your book adapted into a movie, you need far more than just a bestselling novel. Today, I’ll share the writing techniques and the follow-up steps you need to use to have the best chance of your book being picked up by movie producers and developers.Continue reading “What You’ll Need to Turn Your Book Into a Movie”
From the time I was a young girl, I’ve been a creative soul. Whether I had an instrument in my hand, a microphone at my mouth, stage lights on my face, or fingers gripping a pen, I was never without a way to express my creativity. And while my father was very supportive of me, he’d often wink and tell me, “Don’t quit your day job.”
I would groan and roll my eyes, but I’m thankful my father instilled in me a healthy dose of reality. Continue reading “4 Side Hustles That Can Help Fund Your Writing Hobby”
Spoiler Alert: If you have not read Dark Awakening or Dark Gathering, do not continue! Doing so will spoil the mind-blowing, action-packed plot twist you won’t see coming. (Okay, maybe the marketer in me is shining through, but consider yourself warned!) Continue reading “Sneak Peek at Dark Storm, Book 3 of the Dark World Trilogy.”
I work in digital marketing so I like to think I’m fairly savvy with newer technologies. Despite this, I’ve never been a guest on a podcast or created one myself. Continue reading “How Becoming an Author Taught Me Perseverance”
You have only one dry bag…don’t get carried away!
My first raft trip was pretty rough. I didn’t bring chapstick so my lips looked like cracked cement by the end of the trip. They hurt even worse. To spare you all the confusion, anxiety and yes, pain, here are some things I’ve learned to pack that come in handy when preparing for a white water adventure. Continue reading “Packing for your white-water adventure — what to bring”
So when Dark Awakening made the top 9% of sales in its category, Continue reading “How Dark Awakening made the top 9% in Amazon sales (in its category) without a big marketing budget”
For a few years now, my husband and I have dedicated January as “Sober January.” Apparently, we’re not alone. Over 5 million people take part in “Dry January!” I guess we’re not the only ones who want to give their liver a holiday!
This year, we upped the stakes and decided to expand “Sober January” to “Live Well January” and embark on a Whole30 diet to cleanse our systems and begin to take off some of those unwanted holiday pounds. Continue reading “4 Reasons Why the Whole30 Diet Doesn’t Work”
You’ve read a beautiful romance novel that left you with goosebumps and now you’re hopeful you can find something just like it. But before you move on to the next book in the series or another author and book, there’s something you need to do…
Do you love romance novels? If so, you’re certainly not alone. According to Romance Writers of America, the romance novel industry is a $1.08 billion dollar business. Continue reading “3 Ways You Know You’re a Closet Romance Novel Enthusiast”